Countryside Alliance updates its Case for Repeal

The Countryside Alliance has issued an updated version of its Case for Repeal, setting out why the Hunting Act is flawed – and why it believes it should be abolished.

The document, first published in 2007, includes new quotes – most notably, Tony Blair’s admission in his autobiography.

In A Journey, Blair declared that “foxhunting… resulted in one of the domestic legislative measures I most regret”.

Jill Grieve from the Alliance told H&H it was important that all hunt supporters had the “evidence at their fingertips”.

She added: “At this time of year, when the media is interested in hunting, we want members to be 100% able to condemn the Act and make the case for repeal to anyone who thinks it is a good idea.”

The Case for Repeal can be downloaded at www.countryside-alliance.org.uk

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (29 December 2011)

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